Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Angel Has Fallen (2019) R

Angel has Fallen

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Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is on the run after being framed for the attempted assignation of the President (Morgan Freeman) and now he has to evade his own agency and the FBI to try and find out who is behind the assignation attempt.  Angel has Fallen Website

What to Watch For: This film is part of the Olympus has Fallen trilogy.

Word on the Street: Production on the film was delayed by three months after Butler had a motorcycle accident.

My Take: This is the first of the trilogy not written by husband and wife team Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.


Ready or Not (2019) R

Ready or Not

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A bride (Samara Weaving) is told that she must participate in a game of hide and seek before coming a part of the grooms family. What she doesn’t know is if they find her in the family home, she will be killed. Ready or Not Website

What to Watch For: Co-director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, directed the 10/31/98 segment of the 2012 film V/H/S.

Word on the Street: Lead actress, Samara Weaving, was part of the ensemble cast of the award-winning film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

My Take: The trailer makes it look like this will be an exciting film to watch.

The film opens nationwide on Wednesday.


Overcomer (2019) PG


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When a large manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave the area, Coach John Harrison (Alex Kendrick) is forced to disband his high school basketball team and coach track. The only problem is that he has one student, Hannah (Aryn Wright-Thompson), on his cross country team, a teenager that has never run competitively in her life. Overcomer Website

What to Watch For: Alex Kendrick, who stars as Coach Harrison, co-wrote and directed the film.

Word on the Street: This is Aryn Wright-Thompson’s feature film debut.

My Take: I am always looking for inspirational films to watch.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.


David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) R

David Crosby: Remember my Name

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Documentary on David Crosby, a founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and a member of the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame. David Crosby: Remember My Name Website

What to Watch For: This is director A. J. Eaton’s feature film debut.

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Word on the Street: Interviews in the film include Jackson Browne, Cameron Crowe, Roger McGuinn, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills.

My Take: The film won Best Music Documentary at the 2019 Boulder International Film Festival.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema


After the Wedding (2019) PG-13

After the Wedding

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A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata, Isabel (Michelle Williams) travels to New York City to meet with a possible benefactor (Julianne Moore). The benefactor invites Isabel to her daughter’s wedding so they can get to know each other better before the benefactor makes her decision. Little does Isabel know that when she accepts the infestation, her past will rear its ugly head. After the Wedding Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on a Dutch film of the same name starring Mads Mikkelsen and Sidse Babett Knudsen.

Word on the Street: Diane Kruger was originally cast as Isabel but had to drop out due to production conflicts.

My Take: It’s always a pleasure to see Michelle Williams up on the screen.

The film opens Friday exclusively at the Regal Tara Cinema


The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) PG-13

The Peanut Butter Falcon

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Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Downs syndrome runs away from his care home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. On the road, he encounters Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) a small-time outlaw that’s on the run that becomes an unlikely coach. They also convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a nursing home worker to join their quest. The Peanut Butter Falcon Website

What to Watch For: The film was shot in and around Savannah, Georgia.

Word on the Street: The film won the Audience Award for Narrative Spotlight at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.

My Take: I am hearing great things about this film from other film critics.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.


Cold Case Hammarskjold (2019)

Cold Case Hammarskjold

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Documentary about Danish director Mad Brugger and Swedish private investigator Gorna Bjorkdahl trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjold who at the time was the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Cold Case Hammarskjold Website

What to Watch For; The film has won nine awards on the festival circuit including winning Documentary Feature Film at the 2019 Greenwich International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: Director Brugger also directed the award-winning documentary The Red Chapel (2009).

My Take: I am always up for a real-life murder mystery.

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The opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema